The average hourly pay for an Experienced Electrician in Canada is C$33.72.
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Job Description for Electrician
Electricians work for a wide variety of companies, perform a multitude of tasks that generally require close attention to detail and good judgment, and have a journeyman electrician's license. These licenses typically require four years of apprentice work. That time includes some classroom instruction and a good deal of actual fieldwork. Certain states and companies may require a master electrician's license, which entails several more years of experience working as a journeyman. Electricians …Read more
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all power generation and distribution equipment.
- Study and understand electrical schematics.
- Assist in performing and interpreting power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
- Perform daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment.
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Skills in Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential and Commercial.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrician
An entry-level Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$17.58 based on 69 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.81 based on 794 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$31.67 based on 712 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$34.
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Employees with Electrician in their job title in Fort McMurray, Alberta earn an average of 29.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (14.1% more) and Calgary, Alberta (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (16.5% less) and Victoria, British Columbia (2.0% less).
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